Donald Trump announces ‘merit-based’ immigration policy plan

      Published on Saturday, 18 May , 2019      148 Views     
Donald Trump announces ‘merit-based’ immigration policy plan


Donald Trump has unveiled plans for a new US immigration system designed to favour younger, better-educated, English-speaking workers.

Announcing the plan, the US president said he wants to move away from the current approach that favours applicants with family ties to the US. He also pledged that border security would be tightened and a stricter line taken on asylum seekers.



He boasted that his proposals would make US immigration “the envy of the modern world”.

However, The Guardian reports that “before the US President even stepped up to the lectern in the White House Rose Garden” opponents had “declared the sweeping reforms dead on arrival’”.

The Washington Post said Trump’s announcement “drew a cool reception” and CNN said the plan “faces an uphill battle for consensus even among the Republican Party’s own ranks”.

CBS News said Democrats “would not support legislation that does not include a pathway to citizenship”.



The new policy is the outcome of months of talks between Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and several conservative groups. 

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Category World News | 2019/05/18 latest update at 10:00 PM
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